Prehistoric sex toys are kind of hard to look at

Prehistoric sex toys are kind of hard to look at

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Neolithic

Carved chalk phallus from an infilled pit in a ditch of Maumbury rings, now at Dorset County Museum.

IMAGE: CM DIXON/PRINT COLLECTOR/GETTY IMAGES

The artificial phallus -- the dildo -- is very far from a new invention. In fact, the oldest known example dates about 30,000 years ago. Archaeologists gave it, and its kind, the euphemistic name of "ice-age batons."

Looking at the size, shape, and—some cases—explicit symbolism of the ice age batons, it seems disingenuous to avoid the most obvious and straightforward interpretation
But it has been avoided.
TIMOTHY TAYLOR, ARCHAEOLOGIST

c. 29,000 BCE

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